Clinical Biochemistry

Paperback | December 18, 2010

EditorNessar Ahmed

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Biomedical scientists are the foundation of modern healthcare, from cancer screening to diagnosing HIV, from blood transfusion for surgery to food poisoning and infection control. Without biomedical scientists, the diagnosis of disease, the evaluation of the effectiveness of treatment, andresearch into the causes and cures of disease would not be possible.The Fundamentals of Biomedical Science series is written to reflect the challenges of practicing biomedical science today. It draws together essential basic science with insights into laboratory practice to show how an understanding of the biology of disease is coupled to the analytical approachesthat lead to diagnosis. Assuming only a minimum of prior knowledge, the series reviews the full range of disciplines to which a Biomedical Scientist may be exposed - from microbiology to cytopathology to transfusion science. Alongside volumes exploring specific biomedical themes and related laboratory diagnosis, anoverarching Biomedical Science Practice volume gives a grounding in the professional and experimental skills with which any Biomedical Scientist must be equipped. The series DT Understands the complex roles of Biomedical Scientists in the modern practice of medicine. DT Understands the development needs of employers and the Profession. DT Addresses the need for understanding of a range of fundamental sciences in the context of Biomedicine. DT Places the theoretical aspects of Biomedical Science in their practical context. Clinical Biochemistry places the theoretical foundations of clinical biochemistry firmly in a practical environment. Written for students with a grounding in fundamental biochemical concepts, it demonstrates how the biomedical scientist applies these principles to key laboratory investigations. Providing a comprehensive overview of the discipline as applied to a wide range of diseases and disorders, and with coverage of laboratory automation and quality control, the text forges a clear link between science and practice. Online Resource CentreThe Online Resource Centre to accompany Biochemistry features: For registered adopters of the book:* Figures from the book, available to download For students:* An interactive Digital Microscope, encouraging the exploration of tissue samples* Self-assessment modules to help you to check and reinforce understanding of the basic science introduced in each volume* Video podcasts including interviews with practicing biomedical scientists, and 'in the lab' footage showing biomedical science in practice

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Biomedical scientists are the foundation of modern healthcare, from cancer screening to diagnosing HIV, from blood transfusion for surgery to food poisoning and infection control. Without biomedical scientists, the diagnosis of disease, the evaluation of the effectiveness of treatment, andresearch into the causes and cures of disease w...

Dr Nessar Ahmed is Senior Lecturer in Clinical Biochemistry at the Manchester Metropolitan University, where his research examines the role of protein glycation in diabetes. His teaching includes clinical biochemistry, endocrinology, and analytical science.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:576 pagesPublished:December 18, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199533938

ISBN - 13:9780199533930

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Table of Contents

1. David Cameron: Biochemical Investigations and Quality Control2. Dr Tim James: Laboratory Automation3. Dr Edmund Lamb: Kidney Disease4. Dr Joanne Marsden: Hyperuricaemia and Gout5. Dr Tim James and Walter Reid: Fluid and Electrolyte Disorders6. Dr David Tierney: Acid-Base Disorders7. Dr Paul Collinson and Amy Lloyd: Clinical Enzymology and Biomarkers8. Dr Roy Sherwood: Liver Function Tests9. Dr Mike France: Abnormalities of Lipid Metabolism10. Dr Farhad Behzad: Disorders of Calcium. Phosphate and Magnesium Homeostasis11. Dr Garry McDowell: Abnormal Pituitary Function12. Dr Garry McDowell: Thyroid Disease13. Dr Ian Laing and Dr Allen Yates: Diabetes Mellitus and Hypoglycaemia14. Dr John William Honour: Adrenal Disease15. Dr Ian Laing and Dr M Julie Thornton: Reproductive Endocrinology16. Dr Pat Twomey and Dr William G Simpson: Biochemical Nutrition17. Dr William Gordon Brydon: Gastrointestinal Disorders and Malabsorption18. Dr Gerald A Maguire: Specific Protein Markers19. Dr Joanne Adaway and Gilbert Wieringa: Cancer Biochemistry and Tumour Markers20. Maryanee Preece: Inherited Metabolic Disorders and Newborn Screening21. Dr Nigel W Brown, Dr Robert Flanagan and Dr Robin Whelpton: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring22. Dr Gwen J Ayers: Chemical Toxicology

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"The methodological detail enables the student to appreciate the techniques involved and provides a broad overview of key areas of the subject." --Gillian Campling, School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Durham University